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Windows 7: Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP


06 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP

Hi all I have been building my own computers for years, a new one about every two years. Each time I buy a new sound card, and have spent a lot in doing so. So now I have decided to use an audio interface, the Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP as my main sound device. This way I can use it from computer to computer, as I go along.

My question is the Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP, has a DSP chip in it, and the equalizer and compressor can be used in real time, but the reverb can only be used to monitor your recording, but you can not record it. I like to sing karaoke online, from time to time and would like to add a bit of reverb to my recordings. So I was wondering if a external reverb processor could be used, and if so how. Any reverb processor recommendations would be appreciated. My computer specs are listed below, thank you for any feed back to my problem.

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06 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have a home recording studio using Sonar X2. I used to have a Saffire Pro 40 recording interface unit, but it died and I replaced it with a USB connected device, a Roland Octa-Capture.

The Saffire Pro 24 DSP, as I recall also has the speaker emulation built in, similar to a Focusrite VRM box.

The only way, I see, of adding an external reverb would be to have a mic preamp run to the reverb then the reverb to the input channel on the Pro 24. That seems like a messy way to do it. Recording interface devices are not really made to be a "realtime" device such as you want to use it. They are designed to allow recording by the PC and a recording program. Then you add whatever you want such as reverb in the recording program.
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06 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for your reply. To get reverb added is easy enough and it works well. That is to just use my mixer roughted into the interface, and use its effects will work fine. The only reason I wanted to see if adding reverb processor would work, is so I could use the Focusrite preamps becouse they are much better.

Part of the reason I bought the Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP, is because it is programmable for live shows. You can add compression equalization and add any roughting settings, and save them to hardware. Then when recording at a live show with no computer, it with play just as you have set it.
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06 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The Saffire Pro 40 that I had would also work as a "standalone" unit, but it didn't have any effects or EQ.

Do you have a T.I. firewire chipset. Most units will only work or work correctly with a T.I. firewire chipset in the PC.

Have you asked Focusrite support about what you want to do with the unit? The dealings I've had with them have all been positive and relatively fast in answering me.
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06 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
The Saffire Pro 40 that I had would also work as a "standalone" unit, but it didn't have any effects or EQ.

Do you have a T.I. firewire chipset. Most units will only work or work correctly with a T.I. firewire chipset in the PC.

Have you asked Focusrite support about what you want to do with the unit? The dealings I've had with them have all been positive and relatively fast in answering me.
I was and just may get a T.I. fire wire chip-set PCIe card. But so far I have tried the Focusrite on three computors all with no T.I. fire wire chip-set, and have not had a hitch with any of them. Focusrite released there new Saffire Mix Control 3.0, and so far it works just fine with any chip-set for me anyway.

As far as Focusrite support, I think that will be my next step. I just thought I would post a few threads here and there first, before doing so.

Thanks again for your replies.
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